Title: Diversity and equity in the Middle East: beyond anomie and dysfunction

Authors: Alf H. Walle

Addresses: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Box 131, 3875 Geist Road Suite E, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA

Abstract: Change in the Middle East and adjacent regions often results in strife, tension, and cultural weakening. This tendency is discussed with reference to the concept of anomie in which socially acceptable goals can no longer be achieved in socially acceptable ways. Facing such situations, distinctive groups may benefit from concepts such as the 'concurrent majority' which is a defence of the rights and heritage of minority groups. The Middle East might benefit from strategies such as this.

Keywords: anomie; concurrent majority; economic development; ethnic groups; social equity; tyranny of the majority.

DOI: 10.1504/MEJM.2017.083713

Middle East Journal of Management, 2017 Vol.4 No.1, pp.65 - 83

Available online: 11 Apr 2017 *

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